Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is now accepting submissions

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology (CGE) is a new peer-reviewed open access journal, published by BioMed Central with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

CGE is now accepting manuscript submissions via the journal’s homepage. The journal will consider genetic, genomic and epidemiological research in both domestic and wild canids, relating to breed and species diversity as well as canine evolution. It will not publish articles describing research generated through experimental procedures that inflict pain and suffering to animals.

The journal’s aim is to disseminate research not only between scientists, but also to inform veterinarians, dog breeders and owners. Each article published in the journal will be accompanied by a summary of key points for non-specialists.

Dr Cathryn Mellersh is Head of Canine Genetics at the Animal Health Trust and is on the editorial board of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology:

Jessica Keating / DPOTY 2013 / KCPL ©
Jessica Keating / DPOTY 2013 / KCPL ©

“I am hugely enthusiastic about the new journal, Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, whose submission system launched this morning.  The current field of canine genetics and epidemiology is an extremely dynamic and exciting discipline to be a part of, but it is vitally important that all canine stakeholders, and not just scientists, can access, understand and ultimately implement the findings from all this research.

A key, and unique, feature of CGE is its aim to make research findings accessible to veterinarians, dog breeders and owners, as well scientists, and to facilitate this aim each published article will include an extended lay summary plus key “take home messages” for non-specialists and an educated lay readership.  I believe this aim will set CGE apart from other similar journals in the sector, and means CGE will play a central role in disseminating the research riches that the dog provides.”

The Kennel Club Educational Trust will cover 50% of the article processing charge for manuscripts published in the area of domestic dog health. Please contact the editorial office at for more information.

To find out more about the journal, or to submit a manuscript, please visit the journal website at or contact the editorial office at the above email address.

You can also sign up here to be alerted when the journal publishes its first articles.

Matt Landau
Journal Development Editor, Canine Genetics and Epidemiology

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Matthew Landau

Senior Journal Development Editor at BioMed Central
Matt looks after a portfolio of animal and plant science journals. Before joining BioMed Central in 2011, he worked at an NHS Primary Care Trust and as a freelance researcher for Katachi Magazine.
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